Soccer Buzz Magazine named the Miami University women's soccer program the most improved women's soccer program in the country. The honor was based on the change in record from the 1998 season to the 1999 season. In 1998 Miami finished ninth in the conference with an overall record of 5-8-3. This season the Red Hawks tied for second in the conference and had an overall record of 17-3-1 for a difference of 8.5. Miami made it to the Mid-American Conference tournament championship match before losing in a shootout to Eastern Michigan.
Soccer Buzz also named Central Michigan the eighth most-improved team in the country after a six-game improvement from the 1998 season. The Chippewas tied Miami for second in the conference this season compared to a tenth-place finish from a year ago. Central Michigan finished the 1999 season with a conference record of 8-3 and an overall record of 14-6-1.